Beat your Opponent without Capturing his Pieces!

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Antonio Angel Medina Garcia vs Svetozar Gligoric
“The Bughouse Immortal” (game of the day Sep-08-2010)
Palma de Mallorca (1968), Palma ESP, rd 16, Dec-12
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov Defense (C93)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. d4 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. Nf1 Bb7 13. Ng3 Na5 14. Bc2 Nc4 15. Bd3 Nb6 16. Bd2 c5 17. d5 Bc8 18. b3 c4 19. Bf1 Bd7 20. Nh2 Rc8 21. b4 Na4 22. Qf3 g6 23. Be2 Bg7 24. h4 Nh7 25. h5 Ng5 26. Qe3 f5 27. Qa7 f4 28. Ngf1 Ra8 29. Qb7 Re7

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  1. at 4:50 why wouldn't White playing F4 work? if the e pawn captures you can capture with he queen then retreat, im sure im missing something but I don't know what.

  2. my opponents achieve this all the time

    when i resign before even playing the game

  3. Turn on captions and watch the whole game for the full experience.

    You are Welcome

  4. I know that the word "bughouse" can mean "crazy" as an adjective and "a psychiatric clinic/an asylum for the mentally ill" if used as a noun, but what does "bughouse" mean in this context?

  5. Peaceful match, no pieces get harm and no tactic

  6. The match was fixed. They wanted to create history!

  7. I was gifted a computer chessboard for my birthday years ago, and only ever managed to achieve beating it once with no pieces taken, it was a very very intense (surreal) experience! my head was all over the place thinking moves /positions/counter moves etc, but managed checkmate and won. I learned to play from the basic built in learning system of Pawns /King. /Pawns King Knights etc & learned how all pieces moved, so was really pleased with my first ever game which resulted in stalemate. Watching this video has really inspired me to play more chess even though the ending result was a bit of a let down, but I should have realised… a human knows when to throw in the towel 🙂

  8. Am I the only one who felt more anxious as the game went on

  9. Garcia attacks to A7, with the queen.

    Me: wtf Garcia?

  10. My chess boner was throbbing this entire video

  11. Rook to e7 puts the queen in “stalemate”. From this position black can either capture queen or move the king around and stall, but what can white do here? Rooks are boxed in, knights and bishops have no viable moves, pawns have nowhere to go. Gligoric pulled his rook down like the veil covering his chamber of carnage. Garcia had the choice of either continuing to play, losing every piece he developped, or saving himself the effort by extending his hand in resignation. I can only imagine their reactions that day!

  12. no pieces capture is part of what cause white problems. lol… there is not much space for queen to go…
    Would Bd1 be a better move instead of Qa7?

  13. 5:24 the dog knows agadmator will stop recording when it hears "it was in this position"

  14. "Captures captures immortal"
    Gligoric: Nope

  15. "can someone interpret the meaning of the hardest game to win is a won game

  16. Alternatively: at 05:03 Gligoritsch could have ended whites game by pushing the black rook to a8. after that only b7 is possible for the white queen and if you then move the black knight to c5, the white queen is done.

  17. I’m not impressed. I’ve played a lot of games where I failed to capture a single piece.

  18. The legend tells simon Williams. Is still upset to this game cuz no peices were captured

  19. Tal would be like watching …..Hold my queen ….and still win this game!

  20. So Hikaru cannot say: takes takes takes takes.

  21. It’s like watching a boxing match where neither boxer would throw a punch.

  22. I searched for pacifist GTA V but I'm not disappointed by what I found here

  23. This is not what i wanted although it was weird to see no captures. I was expecting a checkmate without a single cpature now that would be an impossible feat

  24. Антонио, свака част. Изванредне су твоје анализе и избор партија.

  25. I remember this game from the I A Horwitz chess book which was a collection of his columns. He says one might think that two fishermen who did not know how to capture attempted to play a game. Finally, they gave up, bored

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